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Mercedes launches B Class diesel at Rs 22.6 lakh

July 11, 2013 17:08 IST

Mercedes launches B Class diesel at Rs 22.6 lakh

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Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India launched the new generation diesel engine-equipped version of the B-Class car. The company had launched the model with a petrol only version last year.

The price of the new B 180 CDI Style (diesel) is fixed at Rs 22.60 lakh (Rs 2.26 million), ex-showroom Mumbai.

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Image: Mercedes Benz India CEO Eberhard Kern (l), Aditi Rao Hydari (centre) and Abhay Deol at the launch of Mercedes B Class diesel.
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The engine in question is same as the A Class diesel A180 CDI. Coincidentally, the B Class diesel is also called B180 CDI. About 500 units of the B Class petrol have been sold in India.

This is a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine which has been detuned to produce 109bhp at 3,200rpm and 25.5kgm of torque from 1,400-2,800rpm.

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A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sends the power to the front wheels. The top speed is rated at 190kmph.

The same engine powers the C Class and E Class, though they are in a higher state of tune in the sedans. While the B Class sold abroad features a Euro 5 engine, for India we get Euro 4 due to the country’s poor fuel quality.

Mercedes claims a fuel efficiency of 18.98 kmpl but this in not ARAI approved.

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The B Class diesel is being launched in the ‘Style’ trim only. As a result, it is cheaper than its petrol sibling.

Features such as panoramic sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels are not available on the B diesel. Instead, you get 16-inch alloy wheels.

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The B180 CDI will be available in Jupiter Red, Cirrus White, Polar Silver, Monolith Grey are the available colours.

The B Class continues to be imported into India. Mercedes will not locally assemble the B Class, at least for this year.

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